Being A Matron Of Honor Is Serious Business

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Especially when it involves food. Last weekend Emily, Tyler (the bride and groom), our moms, my SIL, Laura, and I got to spend several hours taste-testing the most delicious gourmet food at Excelsior in Lancaster where they are getting married this June.

The first hour involved taste testing a dozen or so hor d oeuvres followed by 7 main entree dishes that were meals on to themselves.

Look at those plates. This dish was my favorite.

Bacon-wrapped maple chicken with brioche stuffing and roasted Brussel sprouts. No leftover box needed for this plate.

In between assessing bites of food, I contemplated how to replicate this antique tin ceiling. It is so pretty. The entire venue is stunning.

3 years ago on January 15, Gracie accepted Jesus as her best friend and the Lord of her life; her joy on earth, and her hope for eternity. She shared her story here. Every year around her spiritual birthday I take her for breakfast, although such a glorious hope is certainly to be celebrated all year long.

We brought Quixx along to play, and in gracious Christan form, not to mention exemplary parenting, I crushed her. #scoreboard

I won this family round too, in fact. #scoreboardpart2

Gracie spent the week prepping for her Lion King Jr audition. She got a callback for a lead role which means she has to test-read and sing for specific roles.

This was a weird week because the kids had off Monday and Friday, so I had this little cutie as my coworker. Speaking of weird and cute, Lily spent this entire game of Uno sitting inside of a laundry basket.

When it was her turn she would hand a card out the bottom to Caleb or Gracie to play for her.

She switched things up for the second game and played from her perch on Caleb’s back.

Which thankfully he found highly amusing considering she sat on him for half an hour.

Nothing better than sitting by the fire assessing offensive schemes with Daddy first thing in the morning. #footballcoach

This week I may have created the most delicious, light, melt-in-your-mouth treat yet. A whipped key lime parfait. Whew. It is amazing. I am still working on it (trying to get just the right amount of key lime flavor), but stay tuned!

After a 25 year career in television as a QVC channel host and a regular guest on the TODAY Show, Jill Bauer launched her own online store with curated items from unique small businesses you can love and trust. Don’t miss Jill’s inspiring journey and empowering example that it is never too late to start something new!

This week on the podcast, I chatted with entrepreneur, Jill Bauer. After a 25-year career in television as a QVC channel host and a regular guest on the TODAY Show, Jill Bauer launched her own online store with curated items from unique small businesses you can love and trust.

Don’t miss Jill’s inspiring journey and empowering example that it is never too late to start something new!

Learn the BEST way to clean copper with the toughest stains using this hack, and make your own copper cleaning kit to keep at home! 

On the blog, I also shared my sweet and salty easy egg on toast recipe, which can be made in 5 minutes and enjoyed for any meal!

You voted on your favorite shirt designs for the Early Morning Habit, and now you can check out the shirts here! After almost 100 votes two designs were by far and away the favorite, and I am so grateful for your help because I LOVE how they turned out. Early Morning Habit is now on Instagram. Be sure to click follow below and tag any adopting moms who may benefit from raising funds!

Let’s check out more inspiration from this week’s Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

Learn how to make a ticking fabric heart wreath for some fun DIY Valentine’s Day decor.

Everyone thinks making desserts for Valentine’s Day has to be stressful and a lot of work, but this easy dessert charcuterie board is so simple and cute!

When you’re feeling a little under the weather or just looking for a comforting meal, this medicine ball chicken noodle soup should do the trick.

Only 30 minutes to make this home-cooked meal – If you love tacos, you will love this easy homemade taco soup.

Make these DIY neutral-colored yarn hearts for simple and cute Valentine’s Day decor for your table, mantel, or anywhere in the home.

Have a great weekend!

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